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Though there are some who deny the existence of the unconscious mind but by defining it you will better understand the reasoning behind it and its importance. The unconscious mind is not unconscious in the sense of being in some state of a coma, rather it is better understood as that part of our brain or our soul that our conscious or rational, cognitive mind is to some degree unaware of. The unconscious mind is that part of the brain and soul of a person that has been called as the right brain, the imaginative, playful, creative, emotional and most…read more
PTSD symptoms are categorized in the DSM-V into four major symptoms which are Flashbacks, Hypervigilance, Negative thoughts, and Avoidance of people, places or things. Most other symptoms of Post-traumatic stress can fit into these four major areas but they can often look different from person to person, age to age and gender to gender. Below is a list of possible PTSD symptoms that a person can experience, though some of these symptoms can be the result of other medical complications or be intertwined. It is best when looking at these various…read more
Emergency wards in hospitals at times are occupied by those who think they are having a heart attack, intestinal issues, severe abdominal pains, or even a stroke when in actuality they are having a panic attack. PTSD can be debilitating if not treated immediately. Curing PTSD is more important than masking it. Yes, curing Post-traumatic stress can be a reality for you!
How does Post-traumatic Stress Disorder develop? Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD develops when a shocking, upsetting, or terrifying event occurs that you have witnessed…
Anger is a basic human emotion that we all experience. Anger can be defined as experiencing displeasure in something or someone deemed to be a threat, harmful or evil. Anger is part of what is called the fight mechanism in our body which is often caused by anxiety when there is a perceived threat to self, to ones rights, possessions or moral and ethical values. Anger is aroused by anxiety because of a perceived threat to one’s self, possessions, rights, or values. We can experience anger when we feel blocked or prevented from saying or doing…read more
My wife and I went to visit some friends and shortly after arriving our hostess began to tell us all about the self-help books she had been reading and how she now understood her problems and how to resolve them. She was very pleased with herself but also quite...read more
The differences between Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors can be both diverse and similar. Most people know the term Psychologist, but here we will break down the difference between all of these.read more
Written by James Miklos, Ph.D. There have been numerous studies in recent years where Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, can naturally ease or possibly eliminate depression. Past studies have revealed that people who lived in countries where large quantities of fish...read more
How do I know that what I am feeling as an individual is fact or fiction? This is a question where many who come to me struggle with and is for the most part a universal dilemma. The feelings are real, but why I am experiencing them may not be. Perception is purely a...read more
In 1890 Pavlov, a Russian physician and psychologist, accidentally discovered, through investigating the dog’s gastric function, the psychological response that he called Classical Conditioning. Classical Conditioning can be defined as, “conditioning in which the...read more
In western thinking we tend to separate and segregate things into compartments. This can be detrimental to us. Oriental or Eastern orientations, including the Bible, focus on the synergy of a person, taking into account the connectedness between the spirit, the mind...read more
In life we all face the question, ‘Why do bad things happen to good or innocent people?’ This question can be answered in a lengthy philosophical and theological explanation but generally will not provide the emotional resolution we need. After some form of loss (be...read more
In my last article I discussed in brief about perceptions, where they come from, recognizing them, and how to change them. How to change them… Hmmm? My wife and I went to visit some friends and shortly after arriving our hostess began to tell me all about the...read more
Recently I watched a comical skit that portrayed, yet exaggerated, how people’s perceptions can be flawed. In this skit a gentleman goes into a clothing store with his receipt, wanting to return an item of clothing he recently purchased. He is polite and kind to the...read more